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Dr. Mark McKenna is not just licensed in surgery and medicine in Florida and Geordia, he is also an entrepreneur and successful real estate investor. A graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, he initially worked for his father’s family medicine practice for five years after graduation. During his time in the practice, he realized his passion for real estate and created boutique real estate firm McKenna Venture Investments.
Unfortunately, when Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005, Dr. Mark McKenna was not immune to its path. He and the rest of the residents of New Orleans faced devastating losses. In the aftermath, McKenna was on the front lines of the relief effort by helping rebuild and redevelop affordable housing for residents through McKenna Venture Institute.
After witnessing the devastation and the effects of the real estate market after Katrina, Dr. Mark McKenna made the decision to return to his original passion; medicine. In 2007, McKenna relocated to Atlanta, Georgia and founded ShapeMed; a weoght loss and wellness center that specialized in non-surgical aesthetic procedures such as Botox and Juvederm. McKenna received the Black Diamond Level Distinction by Allergan, something one one percent of physicians in the United States receive.
Dr. Mark McKenna is known as a “doctorprenuer” and was featured on the CBS show by the same name. Many doctors exhibit entrepreneurial traits and motivation, and McKenna is an exemplary example of this. After selling ShapeMed to a publicly traded company in 2014 (Life Time Fitness Inc.), he founded OVME. OVME is a platform for patients and freelance, licensed medical practitioners to connect for elective procedures; many even do house calls. Dr. Mark McKenna’s newest business venture will start be initially based out of Atlanta, but there are plans to quickly expand to Vegas and other larger cities across the country. The business model includes a mobile app and is the first of its kind.
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